Whether you’re selling, buying, or looking for ways to increase your ROI on a property, these new products this year will influence kitchen design. These products come from the virtual 2021 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Here are the ten kitchen design trends and the products that affect them.
Engineered Countertops and Backsplashes
1. Light-colored marble looks
Light colors are in because they give a sense of cleanliness and optimism compared to dark colors. And this desire is sticking this year, which is why you’ll see many new collections focused on warm, welcoming whites with marble looks dominating.
2. Concrete and other worn looks
In new engineered-surface collections, concrete-look and other worm styles showed up frequently. Inspiration for one collection was taken from industrial-style dwellings found in New York, Detroit, and London.
Touchless appliances are taking off since people are now more than ever about how germs spread from surface to surface. Many faucet manufacturers are adapting and integrating a touchless option as a standard in their new lines. Some are even making it available in older styles.
One style by Kohler is a voice-activated faucet. It can sync with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or Apple HomeKit devices and can be controlled by voice commands. Most styles need a wave of a hand to activate the faucet. For those with voice commands, you can set up preferences in an app for temperature and the amount, and the faucet will fulfill the demand.
4. Two-tone finishes
To find harmony in dark and light, two-tone finishes were the balancing solution. Many products balance rough and smooth textures, matte and polished finishes, and warm and cool tones. This trend doesn’t just apply to faucets either. Many appliances are also following a similar finish.
Rohl’s new line of kitchen faucets allows for mixing and matching four finished for the spout, four finishes for the inner knob, and six finished for the outer ring for the knob. Several other companies now offer the stylish matte black and brass tow-tone combination.
5. Slim appliances
Several manufactures released a new line intended for small homes and apartments, rental properties, and empty nesters or retirees who have downsized. Miele’s new dishwasher offers a quick wash-and-dry option that only takes 58 minutes. Thor introduced a 24-inch-wide gas range oven and stove. Fisher & Paykel’s released a new 24-inch refrigerator with a bottom-mount freezer as a skinny solution.
6. Drawer and cabinet organizers
People have utilized inserts, rollouts, pullouts, and dedicated dividers in their drawers and cabinets, and manufacturers have noticed. Hardware Resources created a pullout with a magnetic knife storage insert. Wellborn Cabinet utilizes the pull-down option, allowing users to bring items in upper cabinets down to a reachable level. You grip the handle and pull for the shelves to swing out and down for access.
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